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Family Gathering on Basswood Island

Date: 1916
Description: Picnic on the shores of Basswood Island, Apostle Islands. Those picnicking include Harriet Webb, C.A. Hull, H.W. Rodgers, Mrs. J. Austin, Elizabeth Baker,...
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Whaleback Boat Docked in Superior

Date: April 1893
Description: Captain Abe McDougall's whaleback boat, docked at the American Steel Barge Company.
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Whaleback Boat Launch

Date: April 1893
Description: Launching Captain Abe McDougall's whaleback boat, "Christopher Columbus," from the American Steel Barge Company dock.
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Expedition Map of Major S.H. Long

Date: 1823
Description: In 1823 U.S. Army major Stephen H. Long led an expedition of scientific, trade, and military investigation up the Mississippi River and the Red River of th...
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Soldier's Rock

Date: 1907
Description: Woman standing on soldier's rock on Madeline Island.
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Modern Windsled

Date: May 1954
Description: Windsled used to transport passengers and goods between Madeline Island and Bayfield. This image appeared in Ross' book, "La Pointe: Village Outpost".
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Ice Fishing on Lake Superior

Date: 1942
Description: Two men and two boys standing on ice in front of a windsled. All four are holding lake trout.
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Windsled "Hurricane Hazel"

Date: 1946
Description: Windsled "Hurricane Hazel" on Chequamegon. One man is sitting in the windsled, Another man is standing on the ice.
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The Dream Sled

Date: 1955
Description: This was the first boat & sled-type wind sled built on Madeline Island. Built by Elmer Nelson for Howard Russell between 1950-1951. Had a 9-cylinder R-680-...
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Transporting Parcels on Windsled

Date: 1954
Description: Elmer Nelson sorting through boxes of goods being transported on the "Dream Sled" windsled.
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The Dream Sled

Date: 1953
Description: This was the first boat & sled-type windsled built on Madeline Island. Built by Elmer Nelson for Howard Russell between 1950-1951. Had a 9-cylinder R-680-E...
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Boat-Type Windsled

Date: 1957
Description: A boat-type windsled on frozen Lake Superior.
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Ski-Type Windsled

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Description: Enclosed wooden box windsled mounted on three skis, sitting on lake ice near the shore.
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Open Boat-Type Windsled

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Description: Man driving windsled on frozen Lake Superior. The windsled is an open boat fitted with an engine and rudder.
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Docking Ferry Boat in December

Date: December 1948
Description: Two men docking a ferry boat at La Pointe in December. Ferry service closed two days after this photograph was taken.
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Ice-Breaking in Spring

Date: April 1949
Description: Two men standing on dock watching the "Penguine" and the "Apostle Island" breaking the ice around the La Pointe dock.
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Windsled near Pier

Date: February 1948
Description: Elevated view of the enclosed wind sled shaped like the Maybe, sitting on the ice with La Pointe dock on the left.
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"Gar-How" First Trip of Year

Date: April 10 1948
Description: Man standing on dock watching the ferry "Gar-How" coming to dock on the first trip in spring.
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Motorboating at Devil's Island

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Description: Slightly elevated view of a wooden in-board motorboat on Lake Superior. Two men are in the front seat, and two bathing beauties are riding in the back wavi...
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"Plowboy"

Date: 1895
Description: Captain F.A. Bishoff and engineer Dan Cook on board the ferry "Plowboy."

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